who_stole_my_kidneys writes: The Guardian along with others are reporting on how community members of the Dogecoin currency raised $25,000 to send the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the 2014 Winter Olympics.On Sunday, news broke that the team had qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time since 2002. The two-man sled will be piloted by Winston Watt, a 46-year-old Jamaican-American who also competed in 2002, with Marvin Dixon as the brakeman.
who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Raspberry Pi, the tiny, ultra-cheap, Linux-based PC, went on sale Monday in the U.S. through retailer Allied Electronics, but it's already out of stock.The A version of the computer, which only costs $25, has 256MB of RAM, a single USB 2.0 socket, an HDMI, SD card, and 3.5 audio sockets, but no Ethernet port. Available only through Allied, the A is now completely out of stock for U.S. customers. The $35 Raspberry Pi B is also out of stock at Allied, but it can be bought through Newark, another retailer, which only carries that particular model. The Raspberry Pi's more powerful version has 512MB of RAM, two USB 2.0 sockets and an Ethernet port. A tiny $35 computer Both the A and B are equipped with an ARM processor and are amazingly small — approximately the size of a credit card — making them suitable for a variety of applications in education and DIY systems. Raspberry Pi A launched in Europe in February of last year to heavy demand, followed by a launch in Asia last week.
who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Microsoft will begin auto updating Windows 7 customers to IE10 in the weeks ahead, starting with customers running the IE10 Release Preview. Microsoft touts "20% faster for real world Web sites" for IE10, "60% increase in supported modern Web standards" and "full featured HTML5"
who_stole_my_kidneys writes: It was (a plan) hatched in 1958 — a time when the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a nuclear arms race that would last decades and drive the two superpowers to the verge of nuclear war. The Soviets had also just launched Sputnik 1, the world's first satellite. The U.S. was falling behind in the space race, and needed a big splash.
who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Hostess Brands — the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread — announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations, blaming a strike by bakers protesting a new contract imposed on them.
"We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said CEO Gregory Rayburn in a statement.
now what are people supposed to eat on a 8 hour raid / frag session?
who_stole_my_kidneys writes: In an overshadowed Election Day contest, Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood in a nonbinding referendum, marking the first time such an initiative garnered a majority. Puerto Ricans were asked about their desires in two parts. First, by a 54% to 46% margin, voters rejected their current status as a U.S. commonwealth. In a separate question, 61% chose statehood as the alternative, compared with 33% for the semi-autonomous "sovereign free association" and 6% for outright independence.
who_stole_my_kidneys writes: "Snagging a first-class upgrade might empty out the contents of your wallet, but be glad you're not trying to buy your way to the Linux Foundation's top table. With a strategic investment of $500,000, Hewlett Packard has just become a platinum member of the body, alongside companies like Intel, Qualcomm and Samsung. In exchange for all that cash, HP gets a seat on the Foundation's board of directors and will have a say in how to advance the foundation's aims — and hopefully give Open webOS a gentle push, too."
who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Onity is being exposed for having insecure locks, sold to many hotel chains including Hilton Worldwide. After the exposure, several youtube videos have hit the internet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMw7LkMJOBQ, showing how easy it is. A spokesperson for Hilton Worldwide said, "The safety and security of our guests is always our highest priority, and we are working with Onity to investigate and address this issue." Security experts say it is important for guests who are concerned about safety to increase their use of in room safes, deadbolts and chains.
who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Felix Baumgartner is about to attempt a world record for the longest and highest free fall in history. elix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. Youtube will also broadcast the even live as well. http://www.youtube.com/redbull